About Us & Our Vendors



706 S Washington Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Corner of 7th and S Washington Ave

What started as a passion for all things Michigan in 2008 as a teenager, owner Colleen McClue has grown Made In The Mitten into one of the top selling artisan markets in the state. Made In The Mitten focuses on exposing local art to local people, as well as to Michigan transplants around the world. McClue started with 12 initial artists in Downtown Royal Oak, and has quickly grown to more than 225+ small businesses within the last 12 years. 

Owner Colleen Nalu has been present in the local Downtown Royal Oak area since 2012, and has invested her time, money and love into the city, even becoming a permanent resident. This year, she won a space among the Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 award list.

Not only does Colleen run the day to day operations at Made In The Mitten, but is also a mother to a now six year old Lily, who you will frequently see running the cash register, if you're lucky. This also means she is homeschooling her daughter while trying to run a retail empire. Colleen is a member of the Royal Oak Chamber Of Commerce, Michigan Small Business Association, Michigan Women's Association, Oakland County 40 under 40 list, and puts on charity events for The Royal Oak Judson Center, and Gleaners Food bank yearly since 2009.

Made In The Mitten focuses to bring more families and free activities back to the Downtown Royal Oak area, and provide not only an art market, but a family friendly fun shopping atmosphere. Come enjoy a complimentary coffee from Detroit Bold, and we'll see you soon!



706 S Washington Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: 248-850-3268 


Our hours are temporary due to Covid-19 and do change weekly. Please call visit our hours and information tab for each weeks schedule.

Return Policy:

At this time we do not accept returns or exchanges due to the fact that we carry more than 120 different artists. The artist is paid for the item you purchased. We are unable to request that money back. If a product you purchased is defective, please contact us immediately at cs@madeinthemittenstore.com and we will work diligently to rectify that situation. This is also printed on each receipt.


What is Made in The Mitten about?

Made In The Mitten is a Michigan artist inspired marketplace, showcasing the work of Michigan artists from all over and their craft. Our store primarily focuses on gifts that represent the state pride.  The shopping concept was inspired by other local businesses encouraging our fellow neighbors to shop local when it comes to gifts and art.

PLEASE VIEW OUR FAQ Page for Shipping, Returns, and Sizing questions.


We have received the following positive press as well:

Fox 2 News:


WXYZ Channel 4 News:


 Detroit News: 



Metro Parent Magazine:




Metro Detroit Times Best Gift Shop 2023

Channel 4's Vote for The Best!

2023 3rd Place Best Gift Shop
2015 4th Place Baby Boutique
2014 2nd Place Baby Boutique
2014 2nd Place Detroit Apparel
2013 3rd Place Baby Boutique
2013 3rd Place Gift Shop


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Interested artists may email us a link to their website or 4 photos of their work along with desired booth space & lease length.  Please use INTERESTED ARTIST for the subject line of your email. We will keep your info on file & contact you if & when there is a suitable opening in the future


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